Our family lawyers and solicitors can advise you on any legal issue relating to children inculding child contact and residence issues and parental rights. We have clients in Airdrie, Motherwell, Coatbridge, Wishaw, Hamilton, Bellshill, New Stevenson, Cumbernauld, Hamilton and elsewhere in Lanarkshire. The law can have an important role to play in relation to the care and welfare of children. It is important that the law firm you instruct employs lawyers who have experience in dealing with family law cases.
There are a number of areas where the law play an important role in relation to care of children such as:
- contact between children and their parents as well as other family members, including grandparents
- residence arrangements for children
- deciding who should have parental rights in relation to children.
Often it can be difficult for parties to agree upon what may be in a child’s best interests, particularly if they have recently separated. In these cases it is important that you should obtain expert legal advice to ensure that your views are properly taken account of in trying to achieve an amicable resolution. In the event that court proceedings become necessary, then our experienced lawyers and solicitors will be able to guide you through that process. The courts decide issues concerning the contact and residence of children based upon what is in the best interests of the children. Our lawyers will be able to represent you at any court hearings to ensure that your views are properly taken account of. In Lanarkshire there are Sheriff Courts in Airdrie, Hamilton and Lanark and our solicitors regularly appear at courts across the country. Contact one of our lawyers and we can advise about all aspects of the courts procedures in cases involving contact and residence of children.
As well as contact and residence arrangements, the law can also play an important role in deciding who should have parental rights and responsibilities in relation to a child. Parental rights and responsibilities are important to allow someone to make important decisions relating to the care and welfare of a child. This can include things like decisions about the child’s health, education and other matters. Not all parents have parental rights and responsibilities automatically but we can advise you of your position based on your own circumstances. We can also advise you about any further action you may require to take to ensure that you do have parental rights in relation to your child or children.
We are also proud to be able to offer legal aid to clients who are financially eligible and we will be happy to advise you whether you may qualify for legal aid. Legal aid advice and assistance covers the cost of work in relation to civil matters before court proceedings are necessary. This can cover negotiating a voluntary resolution of issues following a separation including financial issues, child law and negotiating a minute of agreement. Civil Legal Aid covers work carried out as part of a court action such as proceedings for contact and residence of children as well as applications to court for parental rights.
Our law firm has offices in Lanarkshire in Motherwell and Airdrie and we have a successful track record of offering expert legal advice on every issue relating child law to clients in Airdrie, Motherwell, Hamilton, Coatbridge, Bellshill, Bothwell, Wishaw, Cumbernauld, New Stevenson, Glasgow and throughout Scotland. Please contact us at Hamilton Ross Solicitors to discuss things with one of our solicitors and lawyers.